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"But there is another strong objection which I,
one of the laziest of all the children of Adam,
have against the Leisure State.
Those who think it could be done argue that a vast machinery
using electricity, water-power, petrol, and so on,
might reduce the work imposed on each of us to a minimum.
It might, but it would also reduce our control to a minimum.
We should ourselves become parts of a machine,
even if the machine only used those parts once a week.
The machine would be our master, for the machine
would produce our food, and most of us could have no notion
of how it was really being produced."

Gilbert Keith Chesterton
(1874-1936) British essayist, critic, poet, and novelist
Illustrated London News, March 21, 1925

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